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Top 10 schools where "Animal House" is considered tame

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

There’s a saying that the five characters in the Scooby Doo cartoons are based on the stereotypical students at each of the five colleges in Massachusetts’ Five College Consortium. In this saying, the eager and over-excitable Scooby Doo is based on the eager and over-excitable students at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. And students here have been known to live up to their Scooby-like reputation, with rowdy parties and students who enthusiastically seek out a good time. “The town is small, but the bar scene is really good for college kids.” “There is always a party and the opportunity to go out.” Unlike some other schools on this list where the sports teams regularly take home trophies, there are sports at UMass, but students report they’re mostly used as an excuse to drink. “Honestly, the football team sucks. The best part is tailgating, no-one even goes to the games.” “Hockey is the most popular sport and the team is pretty decent, but you should still mostly expect thousands of drunk kids not paying attention when you get to a game.” That said, the party scene on the whole isn’t too far off from what you would find at some other large, fun-loving state schools. As a final student reported, “I mean, yeah, of course there are parties to go to, but UMASS’s party scene isn’t too different from that of other large colleges. If you want to party, you can always find one to go to, but not all students are crazy party animals! Lol.” Based on that last Lol, we don’t know if we believe them. That sounds like the laughter of a crazy party animal (or a happy Scooby) to me.